The department's goal is to provide the highest quality of emergency service through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs, to promote community awareness and participation in fire prevention and disaster preparedness.


The Lemont Fire District is currently seeking community interest in shaping the future of the Lemont Fire District. We believe that community involvement is critical in sustaining an excellent fire department. Please consider taking part in a short interview process as we create a model for the delivery of the highest quality services. Please click on the button below to learn more about this exciting process. Thank you.

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We believe in the power of youth.

Your creative ideas can help save lives.

We challenge you to change the world

About the Challenge

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm (a private foundation) and the American Red Cross to inspire youth aged 7 to 18 to affect positive change in the world.

The first annual challenge aims to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires - America's #1 disaster threat. We invite youth aged 7 to 18 (as of May 1, 2015) to accept The Challenge, build a team, become problem solvers, learn about homefires, and help save lives.

Members of the public will vote for their favorite finalist from May 11, 2015 to May 25, 2015.

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Winter Holiday Safety

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

Keep the Wreaths Red
Have a Fire-Safe Holiday

From Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, several local departments hope to "Keep the Wreath Red," and will have wreaths filled with red bulbs in front of the stations. Local efforts are part of a national campaign in which fire departments raise awareness of hazards associated with light displays and live trees during the holiday season.

In 1980, the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association adopted the program called "Keep the Wreath Red," a program that was founded by the Naperville (IL) Fire Department in 1954. "Keep the Wreath Red" has become an annual event, with fire departments all across Illinois participating. Keep the Wreath Red is aimed at increasing an awareness of safety while decorating our homes for the holidays.

The program works this way - hung on the front of the four stations in Lemont is a wreath which is strung with red lights. The wreaths remain lit twenty four hours a day during the holiday season. If a fire occurs that is determined to be the result of a holiday decoration, a white bulb replaces a red bulb on the wreath. The hope is the wreath will serve as a constant reminder to practice safety while displaying holiday decorations.

Holiday decorations are traditional but also can cause fires, Lemont Fire Protection District has issued safety tips to help you have a safer holiday season.


  • When selecting your live Christmas tree, choose a fresh one with green needles.
  • Recut the trunk at least two inches above the old cut as soon as you get it home. This allows it to continue to pull moisture into its foliage.
  • Put the trunk in water immediately after it is recut. Moisture is the key to keeping the tree fresh and enhancing its fire resistance. If the tree will be kept outside for a few days, stand it in a bucket of water until you are ready to bring it indoors.
  • Check the water levels daily. Never let the water level go below the bottom of the trunk. Commercial floral preservatives can also be added to the water to help keep the tree fresh.
  • Locate any tree at least three feet away from sources of heat. Avoid placing any tree, live or artificial, near a heater outlet, or fireplace. Put in the coolest location possible.
  • Never leave a lighted tree unattended.
  • Remove the tree immediately after the holidays. Even a properly cared for tree will get brittle and dry. Take it to a recycle center or leave for your refuse collector.


  • Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep decorations away from heat sources, windows and doors.
  • Make sure your holiday lights are properly installed and have the label of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Be sure to use indoor lights inside, and outdoor lights outside.
  • Make sure all electrical cords are free from frayed or cracked wires, or broken sockets.
  • Do not attempt to repair a worn light set! Throw it away and purchase a new one.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets.
  • Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe.
  • Do not leave lights on unattended, or for prolonged periods.
  • Keep your exits clear by keeping decorations away from windows and doors.
  • In addition to being shatterproof and shock resistant, LED lights produce almost no heat, making them safe to touch and greatly reducing the risk of fire.

A demonstration showing how flammable a dry Christmas tree can be as opposed to a tree watered regularly. This test was conducted by the National Fire Protection Association and Underwriters Laboratories.


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To request a tour of the Fire Station, contact Joyce at (630) 257-0191 or you can email her at jstanislawski@lemontfire.com



America's #1 Disaster Threat

Home fires kill more Americans than earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados combined.

Home fires occur every 85 seconds and cause massive harm each day:

  • 7 people die
  • 36 people are injured
  • $18 million in damage to homes

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Recall Summary

This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014.

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Get A Smoke Detector

If you are a resident of the Lemont Fire Protection District we may able to supply you with a battery operated smoke detector or replacement battery at no cost.

This program has been made available thanks to funding provided by FEMA working together with the Lemont Fire District Board of Trustees. 

Contact us at 630-257-0191 or email us at jhawthorne@lemontfire.com for information.

Application for a Free Smoke Detector

According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms... Learn more

The Lemont Fire Protection District provides Life Safety services to you and your family

  • Fire Suppression
  • Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
  • Specialized Technical Rescue Teams - Dive, Aerial, Confined Space, Trench
  • Cause and Origin & Arson Investigation Team
  • Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Inspection & Public Education
  • Hazardous Materials Services

The Lemont Fire District protects an area of approximately 40 square miles and serves the Village of Lemont along with portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, & Homer Glen.

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